Rollin Wendt, age 60, of Perham, MN died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 while at work in Perham. Rollin Brice Wendt was born February 18, 1960, the son of Eldred and Loretta (Jorgenson) Wendt in Perham. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Perham.
Rollin was a veteran of the US Army and served as a mechanic in the infantry. While in the Army, Rollin served one and a half years in Fulda, Germany. Upon his honorary discharge from the US Army, Rollin continued to serve in the Minnesota Army National Guard for 23 years.
Rollin’s civilian jobs included working at a trucking company in Detroit Lakes, MN, Solid Comfort Furniture in Fargo, ND, and for the past 10 years, at Kit Masters in Perham. Rollin was very proud of his military service. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and puzzles. He loved his job at Kit Masters and had a real knack for remembering parts details.
Rollin is survived by his mother, Loretta Wendt of Perham; his daughter, Jenna Heisler of Moorhead, MN; two sisters, Vicki (Mike) Uselman of Austin, TX and LaRae (Paul) Witsaman of Fort Worth, TX; two brothers, Rodney Wendt of Perham and Ronald (Patricia) Wendt of Shoreview, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews plus a multitude of friends. Rollin was preceded in death by his father, Eldred Wendt, and his grandparents.
The family extends their deepest gratitude to the first responders, Kit Masters, Pastor Andrew Ratcliffe, and Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service.
Rollin will always be remembered for his gentle smile and quiet nature. The last words spoken to his mother were “I love you, Mom.”
A graveside service with military honors will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 25 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Perham.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN, (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com